Top Ten: Spring Break Activities

The Houston skyline sparkles at night. Explore the city with our suggestions.

The Houston skyline sparkles at night. Explore the city with our suggestions.

Amy Kang and Cara Maines

1. Hunt down a few of Houston’s many food trucks. We suggest Eatsie Boysthe Waffle Bus, Oh My Gogi! and Monster PBJ. Better yet, visit the Haute Wheels Houston Food Truck Festival, open March 22-23, for a sampling of several.

2. For those who prefer stationary eateries, explore Houston’s broad restaurant selection. We suggest Benjy’s, Cloud 10 Creamery and Thai Bistro.

3. Don your boots and cowboy hat for a trip to rodeo. It ends March 23, the penultimate day of Spring Break, so now is your last chance.

4. If you haven’t already, watch “Rushmore.” If you have, watch it again before going to see Wes Anderson’s latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

5. Go to a Rockets game.

6. Visit a new museum. Brush up your biology knowledge at the Health Museum, or discover a new favorite artist at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Many offer free admission, so take advantage of the opportunity.

7. Get excited for Earth Day, April 22, with a trip to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, located in Memorial Park. Visit their web site to plan your trek around the area.

8. Take a trip to Brenham, Texas to visit Bluebell Creameries. Guided tours, available 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, are $6 and include a free serving of ice cream.

9. Pick strawberries and go on a hay ride at Blessington Farms. Check their hours and admission updates before you visit.

10. See how your March Madness bracket compares to a sea lion’s with a visit to the Houston Zoo. Jonah the Sea Lion has been brushing up on his basketball skills at the zoo’s basketball training camp.